American football giant Columbus Crew has handed the captain’s armband to Ghanaian defender Jonathan Mensah for the 2020 MLS season.
Jonathan Mensah replaces Will Trapp who left the team for Inter Miami. This made the Ghanaian professional footballer the first-ever African to captain the Black and Gold.
Mensah is now the first non-American to have the captaincy since Federico Higuain in 2013.
In his fourth season, Mensah has been a leader for the team during his time with the club and is a bridge between eras and a well-respected player in the locker room.
He started his reign with a win as Columbus Crew beat New York City FC 1-0 at home on Sunday, 1 March 2020.